Take a moment to ponder this statement: everyone was born.
Tonight, while enjoying the music of Airborn or Aquatic at the Friends of Michigan Midwives fundraising concert, a fellow birth junkie and friend told me she thinks of this simple, yet profound, statement all the time. I’m sure my thoughts will follow suit.
In the moment, inspired by what she said, I followed with this sentiment:
“When I hear you say that I think, yes, and what I don’t like is that a large percentage of the people that were born – right here in this room – were born under stressful or traumatic conditions…
Which is why I advocate home birth. Or even independent birth centers. Because everyone is born. Of course it makes sense that they should be born into peaceful environments. The way we are born effects the whole world.”
We could have delved deeper into this conversation but the music got too loud.
I wanted to share these thoughts with you this evening because I was really struck by the tremendous importance of those simple words.
Everyone was born. Everyone will be born. It’s a pretty big deal!
Let’s make the world a better place. Peace on Earth begins at birth. Please do whatever you can to increase positive births!